When we do any road shoulder repair, it's usually miles after miles of it. Either pulling shoulders in with a grader moldboard mounted disc or with our shoulder machine hooked to a grader (which I'll post later on this spring). Behind them would be a pickup with a pull behind broom and a tractor pulling a roller. Well, I came up with the idea of mounting a broom on a tractor and making an offset tongue that would pull the roller. That would free up a worker to drive a tandem to haul rock. We had a very old hydraulic broom, so I made a quick hitch plate that would go on the loader of the tractor. After that was done, I built the swinging tongue to be used on the three point of the tractor. It has one hydraulic cylinder so the operator of the tractor is able to swing the roller off to the side. Tractor will be brooming on the road, plus rolling the shoulder with the roller all in one pass. I built this back in 09 and it has held up perfectly, only repair I have done is the tongue was starting to spread out a bit. But I cured that you'll notice in the pic. I won't go into details of materials used unless asked.
The tongue is in the straight back position here. Notice the arm for the stop and the jackstands (3 all together). Sits level on the ground when unhooked. Also notice the bridge on both sides of the main tube. I was afraid of that tube bending. Cured that!!
Here's the tongue, notice the inch thick blocks on the top and bottom. It was starting to spread the tongue out a bit. Cured that!!
Here it is swung all the way out to the side, just like how it is when actually rolling the road shoulder. That roller is prolly 6 - 7 ton. Broom is not mounted on the loader in the following pics. You can see the front grill guard I made for the tractor this spring. The grill was smashed in earlier in the year due to pushing logs into a burn pile.
Notice the broom for the tractor in this pic.
Thanks for looking